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Cursed cruise ship where 120 passengers tested positive for COVID-19, now faces 20ft waves and brutal wind, running aground off Australia

  • A Coral Princess cruise ship with more than 2,000 passengers on board is stranded at sea.

  • Strong winds and 20ft waves prevent the ship from docking safely in Australia, according to reports.

  • That’s not the ship’s only challenge in recent days. Last week it reported 120 cases of COVID-19 on board.

Passengers on the Coral Princess cruise ship, now stranded off the Australian coast, can’t seem to get a break.

Last week the ship reported 120 cases of COVID-19. Today, its more than 2,000 passengers are stranded at sea.

Strong winds and 20ft waves prevent the ship from docking safely, according to reports from The daily mail and Sky News Australia. The ship was due to dock in Brisbane at 7 a.m. local time on Friday, the last day of its week-long voyage, with stops along the coasts of Queensland and New South Wales, but bad weather has made that impossible.

It is not known when the ship will be able to dock.

“The Port of Brisbane is closed…” a spokesperson for Princess Cruises told Daily Mail Australia, citing “adverse weather conditions associated with the East Coast Low pressure off Queensland”.

The arrival of the ship and the reopening of the port will depend on improving conditions, the spokesman said.

The ship was hit by waves measuring around 20ft, according to passenger footage cited by The Daily Mail. Australian Bureau of Meteorology Published a warning of winds gusting up to around 55 miles per hour, for parts of the southern Queensland coast on Friday.

Princess Cruises did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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